Teacher's body, vehicle recovered from B.C. river
Skye and Courtney Buck died after their vehicle lost control and plunged into the North Thompson River on Dec. 9, 2012. (CTV)
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:51AM PST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:23PM PST
Police and search and rescue crews have recovered one body from the vehicle belonging to the B.C. couple whose car crashed into the North Thomspon River on Sunday.
Clearwater Mounties said the body of Skye Buck was found inside the car, but his seven-month pregnant wife, Courtney Buck, remains missing and is presumed dead.
The couple, both 30-year-old school teachers, died after their car lost control on an ice and snow-packed patch of Highway 5 then crashed down a 30-meter embankment into the river.
The vehicle was fully submerged in the icy waters when authorities arrived at the scene at around 7 p.m.
Const. Lesley Smith said efforts to recover Courtney’s body will continue Tuesday, but the search process is challenging due to winter weather conditions.
Grievance counselors and victim services have been sent to the high school and elementary schools were the Bucks taught in Clearwater, a town of roughly 5,000 located 120 kilometres north of Kamloops.